Tag: keep showing up

  • So, the streak has ended

    Now, truthfully, I saw this coming years ago but was happy it didn’t happen sooner. I have been behind my posts for months now. And as you know, once behind, there’s only so much you can catch up on unless something is on the line. That’s rarely the case with a blog, personal or professional. […]

  • Make your own fucking art!

    Last evening I received an unexpected call from an acquaintance I’d worked with many moons ago. He raved about my career “progression” and his most recent accomplishment (which had absolutely nothing to do with me!) — completing his master’s degree in English Literature from the University of London, I kid you not, at least half […]

  • Consistency over authenticity

    Authenticity has become one of those overused, misunderstood, and abused word. It sure is one of my generation’s favourite throwaways (I’m an ‘older’… ahem, millennial).  And having heard the word all through the years, I think I may have developed an allergy as I often catch myself wincing in disguise when I hear someone use […]

  • I don’t want to hear the story, just tell me what to do!

    For creative professionals almost all of their projects have diverse requirements. Which is great but what’s even better is that clients want them to step up the game and be the partner than an order taker. Unfortunately, this isn’t obvious to the creatives. Why? Because they either don’t expect it or have been burnt by […]

  • To sell means showing up everyday, without fail

    After over a million titles (books, articles, podcasts, videos, training programs and everything in between combined) on sales and business development, it’s an established fast that everyone’s into sales. And yes, that includes you and me! How we utilise our opportunities to represent our work or our company is an entirely different argument. Most freelancers, […]

  • Advice to 20 year Olds…

    I hate Gary Vaynerchuk for inspiring entrepreneurs to do shit. Half of them do good for themselves. The remaining 25% would fail and go back to doing what they always have done. The rest of them become wannabe-Garys. And that’s a problem. I logged into LinkedIn this afternoon to check on the feeds and review […]

  • Creating content doesn’t have to be complicated…

    Or so I thought… but I’m get dumbed out when it comes to creating content. Primarily because my mind goes into a deep analytical state that sort of freezes my system in a (what seems like) permanent state of shock! That’s the reason why I loved the Document vs Create analogy. It’s convenient and doesn’t […]